(CNN)The predictions are epic. The warnings are dire. And the blanketing has begun.
Sights and sounds of the blizzard
At CNN, we'll showcase some of your photos and videos of what could be a "historic" blizzard. Be sure to stay safe.
Here's some of what you -- and we -- have seen and shared so far.
The folks of Manhattan are known for their innovative coping skills.
Other New Yorkers just hoofed it.
Still, not too many folks were out.
CNN's Nick Valencia prowled the streets of Boston as the snow fell.
The Massachusetts DOT spoke in terms the people could understand.
At train stations, crowds pushed to get a spot on board before service shut down.
Did you know that snow comes in different shapes and sizes.
From space, you can see it all.
Thousands of flights were canceled, but some were still taking off with the help of de-icing.
Flight attendant Lia Ocampo said she was bracing for her first blizzard. She sent photos of snow-covered runways at New York's JFK International Airport to CNN's iReport.
For some travelers, it was touch and go. Ricardo Canadinhas looked through an ice-coated window on his Virgin Atlantic flight before takeoff. He could barely see. "#isthissafe," he tweeted.
Folks rushed to the store as the snow fell, but some of them seemed to be running low on supplies.
While some people were hunkering down, others went outside to play.
And here's Brendan Schaffer, who works at Fairview Lake YMCA Camp in Stillwater, New Jersey. He scrambled to have some fun before the blizzard hit. Schaffer says it took him more than four hours to make this snow sculpture.